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Mindfulness

Traditionally the start of the new year is a time for adjustments and goal setting. We reflect on what we didn’t like about the previous year and optimistically make plans for bettering ourselves for the next. This time is ideal for incorporating these new year's resolutions into one's personal life. Most people focus on their physical health but rarely make concrete plans to aid their

A common phrase used to signal anxiety is “I have butterflies in my stomach.” This suggests that people are subconsciously aware of how physical sensations can alert us to anxious thoughts without necessarily making the connection. Teens are often better at noticing signs of physical anxiety than being able to express specific fears they may be focused on. For this reason, practices like mindfulness-based stress

It’s been known that the benefits of yoga for teens are plentiful and powerful for centuries--but only recently have we begun to find the scientific reason behind it all. In the modern world, it’s been thought that yoga was a great way to stay fit, but it’s much more than that. Research is revealing that the benefits of yoga for teens include improving mental health as

Managing stress in today’s world is more difficult than ever. Nowadays, teens have so much on their plates. Mindfulness exercises and yoga are an effective way to reduce stress. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Yoga at Trails Carolina Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week course that teaches individuals how to practice mindfulness as a way to manage stress. At Trails, I have adapted